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Smoky Chicken Salad

Dive into a dish that’s as nutritious as it is delicious with our keto-friendly salad, perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a light yet satisfying lunch or a hearty dinner that won’t weigh you down, this salad is a versatile choice for any time of the day. Featuring tender slices of chicken breast paired with an array of fresh vegetables, all brought together with a tangy, creamy dressing, this salad is a feast for the senses. The addition of crumbled feta cheese adds a layer of complexity, making each bite a delightful blend of flavors and textures.

Tangy Chicken and Veggie Keto Salad

A delightful ensemble of flavors that makes healthy eating a joy, not a chore.


  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups fresh greens (such as spinach, arugula, or a mix)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons creamy and zesty dressing (ensure it’s keto-friendly)


  1. Begin by arranging the fresh greens at the bottom of a large salad bowl.
  2. Scatter the cherry tomatoes, sliced red pepper, and red onion over the greens.
  3. Lay the thinly sliced cooked chicken breast atop the vegetable base.
  4. Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese evenly over the salad.
  5. Finish by drizzling the creamy and zesty dressing over the entire salad.
  6. Gently toss the salad to ensure each ingredient is lightly coated with the dressing, then serve immediately.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

Staying within your carb limits is easy when you know the content of your meal. Here’s a breakdown for this salad:

  • Cooked Chicken Breast: 0g carbs.
  • Fresh Greens: Less than 1g of carbs per cup.
  • Cherry Tomatoes: 4g of carbs per half cup.
  • Red Pepper: 6g of carbs per whole pepper.
  • Red Onion: 10g of carbs per whole onion (use sparingly for fewer carbs).
  • Crumbled Feta Cheese: 1g of carbs per ounce.
  • Creamy and Zesty Dressing: Depending on the brand, aim for a dressing with 2-3g of carbs per 2 tablespoons.

Tailor the salad to your dietary needs by adjusting the quantities and types of ingredients used.

A Fresh Take on Keto Dining

Embarking on a keto journey doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or variety in your diet. This Smoky Chicken Keto Salad is a testament to the endless possibilities of low-carb eating. By combining nutrient-rich vegetables with protein-packed chicken and adding a burst of flavor with feta cheese and a zesty dressing, this salad proves that you can enjoy delicious and fulfilling meals without straying from your keto goals. Let this recipe inspire you to explore more creative, healthy, and flavorful meal options that support your lifestyle.

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Christa Tillman

Wednesday 21st of February 2024

Your writing is both insightful and relatable.

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